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We saw a greater BB above us in the camping area at Letaba and followed it for quite some time.

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Hi Guys

I think the best is to find them on a night drive, when we went on the drive at croc bridge i can recall that we saw about 7 of them.
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Hi Karl,

In all my night drives I have only seen lesser bushbaby once and that on a drive from BnD.

Either I have bad luck or you were just lucky. :lol:

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Monne and WTM, if you look at my post earlier today, you will see thats where I have also seen them. Can remember a night drive from PKop in 2006, seeing about 7 bushbabies, remember that as we had children on the drive who shouted stop for every eye they saw :roll:

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even though it was a few years ago we saw one in the tree next to our bungalow in croc bridge :D

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Have seen Bushbabies lots of times in the large trees in front of the guest bungalows at Skukuza. Its worth checking all the camps in the south as soon as it gets dark.

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I have never seen them on a night drive either?!?

I have, on a few occasions, seen a couple jumping around the bushes/trees in Orpen camp.
An 'after-braai' walk along the fence is a good bet in any camp in KNP.
They're everywhere!


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We were at our house at Marloth this week and heard a lot of noise in the roof everyday from about 17:00. After the 3rd day we finally discovered what it was, a whole family of bushbabies - over 10 of them, living in our roof! :lol: I didnt know that they sleep under roofs! :lol:
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It was so beautiful watching the one after the over popping out from under our roof! :lol:

O, ja, and of course, our plans to replace the flat roof with a grass roof is now out the window. :wink:


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I saw the larger of the two species of bush babay the bosvelt bush baby very visable in the girls bath room in skukuza this one was much larger and bulkier than its smaller cousin


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When we stayed at Skukuza earlier this year, we had a thick tailed bush baby climb onto our table, steal some food and scoot up the nearest tree. Thieving little beggar took one of our biltong flavoured roasties. It was clever enough to sit just out of reach of us.

All we managed to do was get a couple of reasonable pictures.

Funny thing was that we had planned to go on a "find the bush baby mission" right after dinner. So, instead we went to the fence to check out the hyenas.

This was actually the very first time I had ever seen a BB in the wild.

At Satara, there is one that was sleeping up in the rafters of the restuarant complex. It seems he may have become a resident there as I have read a few reports of it being there for a while.

DD and anyone else been to Satara recently may be able to confirm this.

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In the Large Fig trees at Letaba camp when there are figs. Once I saw 6 bushbabies feeding in a large fig tree at the same time.(At night) :)

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Does anyone know of a person or organisation that repatriates semi captive bush babies back into the wild?

Thanks!

Snow Zee


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Hi Snow Zee,

An organisation called Riverside Rehabilitation and Wildlife Education Centre, they specialise in vervets but also help bushbabies and other primates and eventually that has led to helping all kinds of species. Not sure on the semi-captive part, but you can check out their web page at http://www.primate-sa.org

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Depends where you are of course! They can always join my band.....!

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another place to try is "Free me" wildlife rehabilitation centre. I always take wounded birds there and I have always been very impressed with their dedication.

The website is www.freemewildlife.org.za .

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